Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/12
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Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy has spent his first two NFL seasons hearing about who he isn't. McCoy, though, now seems primed to show what he can be. One game doesn't elevate McCoy to the level of the defensive tackles to whom he is directly compared -- Detroit's Ndamukong Suh and Buccaneers legend Warren Sapp. But if his performance in last Sunday's 16-10 victory over Carolina is an indication of what's to come, it won't be long before McCoy starts building a name of his own. McCoy was the key to Tampa Bay's dominant defensive effort. McCoy had two tackles and one sack, but was far more disruptive than what the stat line indicates. The Bucs tied a franchise record by allowing just 10 rushing yards on 13 attempts. That was especially impressive considering the quality of Carolina's backfield with running backs DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert as well as run/pass threat Cam Newton at quarterback. McCoy's play caught the attention of New York Giants right guard Chris Snee, who is exp...
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